|Precision Targeting for Multiple Swingby Interplanetary Trajectories - Bayliss, S. S|
No Abstract Available
Keywords: BRAYTON CYCLE; NUCLEAR REACTORS; NUCLEAR FUELS; REACTOR DESIGN; SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
|MIT 22.033 Nuclear Systems Design Project, Fall 2011|
In this capstone design project course, students design a nuclear reactor that generates electricity, hydrogen and biofuels. Lectures introduce each major subsystem and explore design methods, and are followed by mid-term and final student presentations. View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/22-033F11 Instructor: Dr. Michael Short License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms
Keywords: nuclear energy; reactor design; design optimization; biofuel; carbon sequestration
|Remote access of the ILLIAC 4 - Stevens, K. G., Jr|
The ILLIAC-4 hardware is described. The Illiac system, the Advanced Research Projects Agency computer network, and IMLAC PDS-1 are included. The space shuttle flow simulation is demonstrated to show the feasibility of using an advanced computer from a remote location.
Keywords: ELECTRIC GENERATORS; REACTOR DESIGN; SNAP 8; NUCLEAR ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION; REACTOR TECHNOLOGY
|Dielectric constants of soils at microwave frequencies-2 - Wang, J.|
The dielectric constants of several soil samples were measured at frequencies of 5 and 19 GHz using the infinite transmission line method. The results of these measurements are presented and discussed with respect to soil types and texture structures. A comparison is made with other measurements at 1.4 GHz. At all three frequencies, the dependence of dielectric constant on soil moisture can be approximated by two straight lines...
Keywords: NONEQUILIBRIUM RADIATION; REACTOR DESIGN; REACTOR PHYSICS; THERMAL REACTORS; COHERENT ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; LASER PUMPING; TRANSURANIUM ELEMENTS
|The effect of various propellants and propellant mixtures on an MPD arc jet - Bowen, F. W.|
Propellant mixtures effects on magnetoplasma arc jet, and velocity measurements of ions and neutrals
Keywords: ION ENGINES; NUCLEAR ROCKET ENGINES; REACTOR DESIGN; SPACE MISSIONS; ENGINE DESIGN; REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
|Blast and fireball comparison of cryogenic and hypergolic propellants with simulated tankage - Pesante, R. E.|
No Abstract Available
Keywords: FUEL SYSTEMS; TUNGSTEN; WATER MODERATED REACTORS; DYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS; REACTOR DESIGN; REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; TEMPERATURE EFFECTS
|Evaluation of drilled-ball bearings at DN values to three million. 1: Variable oil flow tests - Holmes, P. W|
Two 125-mm-bore solid ball bearings and two similar drilled ball bearings were operated at speeds up to 24,000 rpm (3.0 million DN) with a 13,000 newton (3000 lb) thrust load. The oil flow rate was varied from 0.045 to 0.121 kilograms per second (6 to 16 lb/min). The solid ball bearings operated satisfactorily over the entire range of conditions. The drilled ball bearing experienced cage rub with marginal lubrication at 0.045 kilograms per second (6 lb/min)...
Keywords: GAS REACTORS; REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; SPECIFIC IMPULSE; NUMERICAL ANALYSIS; REACTOR DESIGN; TEMPERATURE EFFECTS
|Project Mercury: Technical information summary of Mercury-Atlas mission 5/9 (capsule no. 9) - NON|
No Abstract Available
Keywords: REACTOR CORES; REACTOR DESIGN; PRODUCTION ENGINEERING; REACTOR MATERIALS; REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; REFLECTORS
|Mossbauer Co 57 source incorporated into palladium - Dobrev, D.|
Mossbauer cobalt 57 isotope source incorporated into palladium crystal lattice
Keywords: RADIATION SHIELDING; REACTOR DESIGN; SIZE DETERMINATION; SPACE POWER UNIT REACTORS; PAYLOADS; REACTOR CORES; REACTOR MATERIALS; SPACECRAFT POWER SUPPLIES; WEIGHT (MASS)
|Comparison of free-flight measurements of the zero-lift drag rise of six airplane configurations and their equivalent bodies of revolution at transonic speeds - Hall, J. R|
No Abstract Available
Keywords: AEROSPACE ENGINEERING; URANIUM OXIDES; VENTING; REACTOR CORES; SPACECRAFT; THERMIONIC POWER GENERATION; ACCUMULATORS; FISSION PRODUCTS; REACTOR DESIGN; THERMIONIC CATHODES; TUNGSTEN
|Insulation systems for liquid methane fuel tanks for supersonic cruise aircraft - Brady, H. F.|
Two insulation systems for tanks containing liquid methane in supersonic cruise-type aircraft were designed and tested after an extensive materials investigation. One system is an external insulation and the other is an internal wet-type insulation system. Tank volume was maximized by making the tank shape approach a rectangular parallelopiped. One tank was designed to use the external insulation and the other tank to use the internal insulation...
Keywords: FLUIDIZED BED PROCESSORS; NUCLEAR PROPULSION; PERFORMANCE TESTS; REACTOR DESIGN; REACTOR PHYSICS; FUEL TESTS; NUCLEAR FUEL ELEMENTS; PHOTONUCLEAR REACTIONS; REACTOR TECHNOLOGY
|Space shuttle phase B system study. Part 2(B): Orbiter details. Detail mass properties report - NON|
No Abstract Available
Keywords: DESIGN ANALYSIS; REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; SPECIFICATIONS; NUCLEAR ENERGY; NUCLEAR MODELS; SNAP 8; TURBOGENERATORS; ENGINEERING DRAWINGS; MOLLIER DIAGRAM; NUCLEAR RESEARCH; REACTOR DESIGN
|KINEMATICS OF INERTIAL NAVIGATION SYSTEMS - ZAKHARIN, M. I., et al|
METHODS FOR DETERMINING INSTANTANEOUS VALUES OF AIRCRAFT PARAMETERS WITH INERTIAL NAVIGATION SYSTEMS
Keywords: FAILURE ANALYSIS; MALFUNCTIONS; REACTOR SAFETY; SPACE POWER UNIT REACTORS; COOLANTS; FAST NUCLEAR REACTORS; LITHIUM COOLED REACTOR EXPERIMENT; REACTOR DESIGN
|CURRENT ACHIEVEMENTS IN COSMONAUTICS - NON|
THE ARTICLES PRESENTED IN THIS COLLECTION OF WORKS TELL THE LATEST ACHIEVEMENTS IN SOVIET COSMONAUTICS: THE REGULAR EXPEDITION OF COSMONAUTS TO THE MIR ORBITAL SPACE STATION, AND THE SUCCESSFUL DEVELOPMENT OF USSR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IN THE SPHERE OF COSMONAUTICS. INFORMATION IS ALO PRESENTED ON THE START OF OPERATION OF THE JAPANESE BOOSTER ROCKET.
Keywords: ATOM CONCENTRATION; HYDROGEN; LASER INDUCED FLUORESCENCE; NEUTRAL GASES; REACTOR DESIGN; TOKAMAK DEVICES; PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS; SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIOS; TOROIDAL PLASMAS
|Scramjet nozzle design and analysis as applied to a highly integrated hypersonic research airplane - Small, W. J.|
Engine-nozzle airframe integration at hypersonic speeds was conducted by using a high-speed research aircraft concept as a focus. Recently developed techniques for analysis of scramjet-nozzle exhaust flows provide a realistic analysis of complex forces resulting from the engine-nozzle airframe coupling. By properly integrating the engine-nozzle propulsive system with the airframe, efficient, controlled and stable flight results over a wide speed range.
Keywords: ENGINE TESTS; NUCLEAR ENGINE FOR ROCKET VEHICLES; REACTOR DESIGN; PROJECT PLANNING; PROPULSION SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS; RADIATION EFFECTS; RESEARCH MANAGEMENT
|Long-range planning cost model for support of future space missions by the deep space network - Sherif, J. S.|
A simple model is suggested to do long-range planning cost estimates for Deep Space Network (DSP) support of future space missions. The model estimates total DSN preparation costs and the annual distribution of these costs for long-range budgetary planning. The cost model is based on actual DSN preparation costs from four space missions: Galileo, Voyager (Uranus), Voyager (Neptune), and Magellan. The model was tested against the four projects and gave cost estimates that range from 18 percent ab...
Keywords: CALCIUM; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; DAYTIME; ESTIMATING; HEAT TRANSFER; HYDROXIDES; MASS RATIOS; WATER; CHEMICAL REACTORS; ENERGY STORAGE; LUNAR BASES; LUNAR SOIL; NIGHT; REACTOR DESIGN; SOLAR ENERGY; THERMOCHEMISTRY
|Developmental adaptations to gravity in animals - Hargens, Alan R|
Terrestrial animals have adapted to a constant gravitational stress over millions of years. Tissues of the cardiovascular system and lumbar spine in tall species of animals such as the giraffe are particularly well adapted to high and variable vectors of gravitational force. Swelling of the leg tissues in the giraffe is prevented by a variety of physiological mechanisms including (1) a natural 'antigravity suit', (2) impermeable capillaries, (3) arterial-wall hypertrophy, (4) variable blood pres...
Keywords: MANNED MARS MISSIONS; CYLINDRICAL BODIES; EXHAUST SYSTEMS; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; HIGH TEMPERATURE; HYDROGEN; NUCLEAR FISSION; NUCLEAR PROPULSION; NUCLEAR REACTORS; PEBBLE BED REACTORS; REACTOR DESIGN; SPACECRAFT PROPULSION; BERYLLIUM; COOLING SYSTEMS
|Summary report for the Engineering Script Language (ESL) - NON|
The following subject areas are covered: ESL methodology concept; ESL specification; user interface description; engineering scripting language command statements specification; and recommendations for further research and development.
Keywords: CHEMICAL REACTORS; EXTRACTION; FERROUS METALS; FREE RADICALS; MICROGRAVITY; OPTIMIZATION; PURIFICATION; REACTOR DESIGN; SIMULATION; SPACE MISSIONS; EXTRATERRESTRIAL RESOURCES; ILMENITE; INFORMATION MANAGEMENT; MINERALS; ROCKET PROPELLANTS; SPACE PROCESSING; CARBONYL COMPOUNDS; CHLORINATION
|Dissociative relaxation of oxygen over an adiabatic flat plate at hypersonic Mach numbers - Chung, Paul M.|
No Abstract Available
Keywords: GAS COOLED REACTORS; RADIATION SHIELDING; REACTOR CORES; THERMODYNAMICS; MARS PROBES; PEBBLE BED REACTORS; REACTOR DESIGN; SPACE POWER REACTORS; SPACECRAFT PROPULSION; GEOSYNCHRONOUS ORBITS; HEAT PIPES; MAGNETOPLASMADYNAMICS
|Polybenzimidazoles via aromatic nucleophilic displacement - NON|
Polybenzimidazoles (PBIs) are heterocyclic macromolecules commonly prepared by the condensation reaction of an aromatic bis(o-diamine) with an aromatic diacid or derivative thereof. These polymers possess high thermal, thermooxidative, and chemical stability; good mechanical properties; and excellent flame resistances, making them high-performance/high-temperature materials which are attractive for use in harsh environments...
Keywords: HEAT EXCHANGERS; HEAT PIPES; SHUTDOWNS; TEMPERATURE EFFECTS; HEAT TRANSFER; LUNAR BASED EQUIPMENT; NUCLEAR POWER REACTORS; REACTOR CORES; REACTOR DESIGN; SPACE POWER REACTORS; DUCTS; GRAVITATIONAL EFFECTS
|Adding run history to CLIPS - Tuttle, Sharon M.|
To debug a C Language Integrated Production System (CLIPS) program, certain 'historical' information about a run is needed. It would be convenient for system builders to have the capability to request such information. We will discuss how historical Rete networks can be used for answering questions that help a system builder detect the cause of an error in a CLIPS program. Moreover, the cost of maintaining a historical Rete network is compared with that for a classical Rete network...
Keywords: NUCLEAR FUEL ELEMENTS; GENERAL OVERVIEWS; REACTOR CORES; REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; NUCLEAR REACTORS; NUCLEAR ROCKET ENGINES; PROPULSION SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS; PROPULSION SYSTEM PERFORMANCE; REACTOR DESIGN; ROVER PROJECT; COLD FLOW TESTS; ENGINE TESTS
|Drop tube research - Workman, Gary L|
This report covers the activities performed in the Drop Tube Study which The University of Alabama in Huntsville designed, fabricated and performed various low gravity experiments in materials processing from November 1, 1991 through October 30, 1992. During the performance of this contract the utilization of these ground-based containerless processing facilities has been instrumental in providing the opportunity to determine the feasibility of performing a number of solidification experiments i...
Keywords: BRAYTON CYCLE; NUCLEAR ELECTRIC PROPULSION; NUCLEAR FUELS; REACTOR DESIGN; REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; SPACECRAFT POWER SUPPLIES; CLOSED CYCLES; GAS TURBINES; HEAT SOURCES; HELIUM; HIGH TEMPERATURE GAS COOLED REACTORS; PELLETS; SPACE POWER REACTORS; WORKING FLUIDS
|Tables of square-law signal detection statistics for Hann spectra with 50 percent overlap - Deans, Stanley R.|
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, currently being planned by NASA, will require that an enormous amount of data be analyzed in real time by special purpose hardware. It is expected that overlapped Hann data windows will play an important role in this analysis. In order to understand the statistical implication of this approach, it has been necessary to compute detection statistics for overlapped Hann spectra...
Keywords: ENGINE DESIGN; INTERPLANETARY FLIGHT; REACTOR DESIGN; SAFETY; SPACE MISSIONS; NUCLEAR ENGINE FOR ROCKET VEHICLES; NUCLEAR PROPULSION; PROPULSION SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS; PROPULSION SYSTEM PERFORMANCE; SPACE EXPLORATION; COST ANALYSIS; DESIGN ANALYSIS; GENERAL OVERVIEWS
|Isotopic ages and characteristics of ancient (pre-Serenitatis) crustal rocks at Apollo 17 - Premo, W. R.|
The topics covered include the following: (1) problems with the isotopic systematics in lunar samples; (2) ancient crustal ages at the Apollo 17 site; and (3) isotopic characteristics of ancient Apollo 17 rocks - implications for their petrogenesis.
Keywords: AEROSPACE SAFETY; ORBIT INSERTION; RADIATION HAZARDS; RADIATION PROTECTION; REACTOR DESIGN; LUNAR EXPLORATION; MANNED MARS MISSIONS; REACTOR SAFETY; SPACE POWER REACTORS; EARTH ORBITS; GROUND HANDLING; LOW EARTH ORBITS; MISSION PLANNING
|Investigation of the dilatational dissipation in compressible homogeneous shear flow - Blaisdell, G. A.|
The dilatational dissipation rate within compressible homogeneous turbulent shear flow is studied using data from direct numerical simulations. It is found that the dilatational dissipation rate is mainly associated with large scale acoustic waves. Eddy shocklets are observed; however, they have little contribution to the average dissipation rate. A mechanism for the generation of eddy shocklets is shown to be the focusing of acoustic waves...
Keywords: MANNED MARS MISSIONS; NUCLEAR ELECTRIC PROPULSION; NUCLEAR FUELS; REACTOR DESIGN; MIRROR FUSION; PROPULSION SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS; PROPULSION SYSTEM PERFORMANCE; SPACECRAFT PROPULSION; CHEMICAL PROPULSION; FLIGHT TIME; FUSION REACTORS; LOW EARTH ORBITS
|Resin transfer molding of textile composites - Falcone, Anthony|
The design and manufacture of textile composite panels, tubes, and angle sections that were provided to NASA for testing and evaluation are documented. The textile preform designs and requirements were established by NASA in collaboration with Boeing and several vendors of textile reinforcements. The following four types of preform architectures were used: stitched uniweave, 2D-braids, 3D-braids, and interlock weaves...
Keywords: FUSION REACTORS; DESIGN ANALYSIS; LOW EARTH ORBITS; MAGNETIC MIRRORS; NUCLEAR FUELS; MIRROR FUSION; NUCLEAR PROPULSION; NUCLEAR ROCKET ENGINES; REACTOR DESIGN; ROCKET ENGINE DESIGN; SPACECRAFT PROPULSION; TANDEM MIRRORS; CONTROLLED FUSION
|Design and fabrication of a long-life Stirling cycle cooler for space application. Phase 3: Prototype model - Keung, C.|
A second-generation, Stirling-cycle cryocooler (cryogenic refrigerator) for space applications, with a cooling capacity of 5 watts at 65 K, was recently completed. The refrigerator, called the Prototype Model, was designed with a goal of 5 year life with no degradation in cooling performance. The free displacer and free piston of the refrigerator are driven directly by moving-magnet linear motors with the moving elements supported by active magnetic bearings...
Keywords: CONFERENCES; CONTROLLED FUSION; LASER PROPULSION; LUNAR BASES; MANNED MARS MISSIONS; NASA PROGRAMS; NUCLEAR FISSION; NUCLEAR FUSION; PLASMA CONTROL; ROCKET PROPELLANTS; SPACE MISSIONS; MISSION PLANNING; SPACE STATIONS; SPACECRAFT POWER SUPPLIES; TETHERED SATELLITES; TETHERING; NUCLEAR PROPULSION; NUCLEAR REACTORS; PROJECT PLANNING; REACTOR DESIGN; REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; SPACE EXPLORATION; SPACECRAFT PROPULSION